Why I am angry at Ann Coulter
No, I don’t think she is anti-Semitic. But let me start from the beginning. A couple of days ago I read Bookworm’s post about Ann Coulter putting her foot in her mouth again. I’d like to add my own comment on the subject.
I know some of my fellow Jews who look for anti-Semites under every rock. They are not necessarily on the Left. But they just suspect every non-Jew of anti-Semitism. Somehow they think it’s natural. I often argue with them, saying that majority of American people consider anti-Semites simply as idiots. Now in response to my argument they will undoubtedly bring up Ann Coulter’s comment, undoubtedly distorted by the media. Additionally, whenever I would point out that anti-Semitism is prevalent on the Left, the now would say: "Look at Ann Coulter". It is much harder to counter a 20-second soundbyte with an exact quote of what Ann Coulter said and an explanation of why it is not anti-Semitic. By just blubbering something without thinking she put me and people like me on the defensive unnecessarily, and that’s why I am angry.
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